Yearly Archives 2013

FDA Adopts Black Box Warning on Opioid Analgesics

FDA Adopts Black Box Warning on Opioid Analgesics

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced it has addressed issues raised in letter from the National Association of Attorneys General which encouraged the agency to affix a “black box warning” to opioid analgesics warning of the risks of narcotic use during pregnancy.

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State to Appeal Judge Baugh’s Sentence in Rambold Case

State to Appeal Judge Baugh’s Sentence in Rambold Case

Today, the Attorney General’s Office appealed Judge G. Todd Baugh’s sentence in the Stacey Rambold case. The appeal was filed with the Montana Supreme Court.

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MT DOJ Announces Grants to Fund Wishes of Montana’s Seriously Ill Children

MT DOJ Announces Grants to Fund Wishes of Montana’s Seriously Ill Children

Today, the Montana Department of Justice announced the availability of $67,730 in Chrome for Kids Wish Fund grants. These funds are made available through a special Chrome for Kids motorcycle license plate that is used to fund efforts by Montana-based nonprofit corporations which grant wishes to chronically or critically ill Montana children.

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Montana Protests BLM’s Proposed Hydraulic Fracturing Rules

Montana Protests BLM’s Proposed Hydraulic Fracturing Rules

Attorney General Tim Fox announced today that Montana has joined four other states protesting the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) re-proposed rule to regulate hydraulic fracturing operations on federal and Indian lands.

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Federal Government Reverses Decision to Sequester MLA Revenue

Federal Government Reverses Decision to Sequester MLA Revenue

Attorney General Tim Fox announced today that the U.S. Department of the Interior has reversed its decision to withhold Mineral Leasing Act Revenue from the States. Earlier this month, Attorney General Fox joined nine other western states protesting the sequestration of state funds under the Mineral Leasing Act (MLA).

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Attorney General Tim Fox and 12 Other States Raise Concerns about Consumer Privacy Protection in Health Insurance Exchanges

Attorney General Tim Fox and 12 Other States Raise Concerns about Consumer Privacy Protection in Health Insurance Exchanges

Attorney General Tim Fox today announced that Montana and 12 other states have sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), expressing concerns about consumers’ private information being protected under the new health insurance exchanges that are set to go into effect this fall.

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Montana Protests Federal Withholding of Mineral Leasing Act Revenue

Montana Protests Federal Withholding of Mineral Leasing Act Revenue

Attorney General Tim Fox announced today that Montana has joined nine other western states protesting the sequestration of state funds under the Mineral Leasing Act (MLA).

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State Crime Lab Open House August 15

State Crime Lab Open House August 15

In conjunction with National Forensic Science Week, the State Crime Lab plans a public open house on Thursday, August 15 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

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Montana Joins Brief to Prevent Overreaching Federal Jurisdiction and Oppose Removal of State Cases to Federal Court

Montana Joins Brief to Prevent Overreaching Federal Jurisdiction and Oppose Removal of State Cases to Federal Court

Today, Attorney General Tim Fox announced Montana joined an amicus brief in support of Mississippi in Mississippi v. AU Optronics (U.S.).  

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Attorney General Fox Stands Up for Montana’s Right to Regulate its Mining, Protect its Water

Attorney General Fox Stands Up for Montana’s Right to Regulate its Mining, Protect its Water

Today, Montana Attorney General Tim Fox announced he and attorneys general from 10 other states have joined an amicus brief protecting the states’ role in protecting their waters and in regulating mining activities.

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